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At head of title: Department of commerce and labor. Bureau of the census. E. Dana Durand, director
"Prepared under the direction of Dr. Cressy L. Wilbur, chief statistician for vital statistics." cf. p. 5
Intended to replace the "Manual of international classification", published in 1902, and also the translaion of Bertillon's "Nomenclature des maladies", published in 1910, under the title: "International classification of causes of sickness and death."